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NewsReligion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 20-27

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 20-27

Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills presents a virtual Purim Shpiel, “The Shushan Bunch,” on Feb. 25 on Zoom. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.

Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2021 – Proclaim the Promise!: The 65th annual event is online this year and includes “Sacred Space” (artists and musicians invite the public into their studios and discuss how their relationship with God inspires their creativity) and a virtual exhibit hall. Find the schedule for live online and on-demand liturgies, speaker presentations and workshops, Feb. 20-21 here: recongress.org/schedule. Admission registration, $35, here: recongress.org/registration. Content will be available through March 21. 213-637-7348. Email: congress@la-archdiocese.org. www.facebook.com/RECongress

Services with Temple Beth Hillel: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. Feb. 20 (click on the Facebook link from here: bit.ly/3k2hZ7N). A Purim Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 (bit.ly/37tpcbJ). The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. tbhla.org

Reseda Church of Christ’s Sunday service: Online, 8 a.m. Feb. 21. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow. www.facebook.com/ResedaChurch; resedachurch.com

Freedom in the Fire: The Rev. Rob Denton continues the sermon series “Fear – Faith in Uncertain Times,” 9 a.m. Feb. 21 (outdoors on the lawn; bring your own blanket or chair, shade umbrella, wear a mask and practice social distancing). Readings for the series’ third sermon include Esther 3-5; James 1:12; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Luke 16:10; 1 Samuel 17:20-22 and 32 and also, 17:45-47. Also, an indoor and online service, 10:30 a.m. (go to website for link). West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.wvcch.org; www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Two services on Feb. 21: An outdoor, traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 9 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Feb. 20 to attend; see website for rules to follow; bring your own Bible), and a contemporary and live stream service, 11:30 a.m. (register by phone for this service; click on the link found here: bit.ly/2Z5fhnF). 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460. Facebook: bit.ly/2FhJvy1. www.our-redeemer.org

Desire and Temptation: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on James 1:12-18, at the 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21 indoor service. The sermon is available on the church’s Facebook (bit.ly/33bLo8k) and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.cplchurch.org

First Sunday in Lent with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21. Musical prelude, 9:25 a.m. Watch here on Facebook: bit.ly/3lJkVX4 or the church website. St. Luke Lutheran Church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email: office.saint.lutheran@gmail.com. www.stlukelutheran.com

Do You Have a Healthy Heart?: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on Matthew 15:7-20, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Feb. 21. Watch here: youtube.com/numcvideo. The church’s February’s newsletter: bit.ly/39KZyks. 818-886-1555. Facebook: www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org

Give Up Fear for Lent: The Rev. Bill Freeman, of B Free Ministry, delivers the message, 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. billfreeman.org

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in English) and noon (Spanish) from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound. The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 8 a.m. (in English). For local parishes that live stream Mass: lacatholics.org/parish-livestreams. Facebook: www.facebook.com/lacatholics. For more information: lacatholics.org

Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch the service from the church’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/whccucc. Voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email: whccucc@gmail.com. www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org

Choose Your Path – First Sunday in Lent: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Mark 1:9-15 and from a new sermon series “The Choices of Lent,” at the 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 online service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church. 818-763-8231. Email: nohofumc@gmail.com. Facebook: bit.ly/2BPcdo4. nohofumc.org

A Long Story Short: The Rev. Beth Bingham explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. Also, “10@10,” a devotional and prayer with either the Rev. Beth Bingham or associate minister the Rev. Curtis Peek, 10 a.m. Monday-Friday on the church’s Facebook. Congregational Church of the Chimes is in Sherman Oaks. Watch the service here: www.facebook.com/churchofchimes. Email: office@churchofthechimes.org. churchofthechimes.org

One Mind, Infinite Connections: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s February theme “One Journey, Many Paths,” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 (bit.ly/3riDsLZ). In addition, McMorrow gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” at noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills). Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Click on the link to watch the service here: www.youtube.com/user/CSLGranadaHills. https://www.cslgh.org

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful Me: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the message, with an interview with Ani Kunimura, founding director of the Self Care Institute, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 (click to watch here: bit.ly/37o12iH). Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org

I Am Radiant with Health: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on the center’s February theme, 11 a.m. Feb. 21. Watch the service on Zoom here: bit.ly/2XuhaL9 and use ID: 3148040257. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Sign up for the center’s “Words of Light” newsletter here: unityburbank.org

Lenten Worship Service at Canoga Park Lutheran Church: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message “Betraying Eyes,” based on a series about fixing one’s eyes on Jesus, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The Lenten services run on Wednesdays through March 24. Masks and social distancing required. 7357 Jordan Ave. The message will also be available on the church’s Facebook  (bit.ly/33bLo8k) and website www.cplchurch.org

Esther Megillah Study with Temple Beth Hillel: Join the class, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Click on the Zoom link and use ID: 84436124283 and Password: torah. 818-763-9148. highholydays-tbhla.org/event/megillah-study/

The Shushan Bunch – Virtual Purim Shpiel with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: The 1970s-inspired shpiel uses parodies of songs by the Monkees (produced by Cantor Jackie Rafii, with music production by Daniel Raijman and original lyrics by Joyce Sachartoff), 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. 818-854-7650. Click on the link of your choice from here to watch: bit.ly/3jOyuEp. www.stsonline.org

Purim Shpiel with Temple Judea: Selections from the temple’s past shpiels including “Chamilton,” “Chozen” and “Mamma Gillah,” 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Watch from this link: portal.templejudea.com/event/purim-shpiel.html. 818-758-3800. templejudea.com

Shabbat with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6-7:15 p.m. Feb. 26 and a traditional Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 27 (www.stsonline.org/calendar). The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650. www.stsonline.org

Shabbat with Temple Ramat Zion: Evening service, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, and the morning service, 9 a.m. Feb. 27. The Conservative Jewish congregation is in Northridge. Voice mail, 818-360-1881. Watch on the YouTube link from the website. www.trz.org

Purim Shabbat with Temple Judea: Use the Facebook link to watch the service, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 26. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Email: info@templejudea.com. The temple’s Facebook: bit.ly/3fEI0G5. templejudea.com

Shabbat with Valley Beth Israel: Rabbi-Cantor Mark S. Goodman leads the evening service, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, and the morning service, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27. Watch on Facebook: bit.ly/3gTUZ8o. The independent Jewish congregation is in Sun Valley. Email: rabbigoodman@valleybethisrael.org. myvbi.net/home

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